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Who Dey Revolution Manifesto

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    IN THIS TIME of perpetual Cincinnati Bengals incompetence and futility, with zero playoff wins in the nineteen seasons since the WhoDeyRevolution Godfather, Paul Brown, passed away in 1991 and handed the team to his fortunate son, the Despot, Mike Brown;

    Introduction

    WE, the members of the Who Dey Revolution, in our fervent dedication to the Cincinnati Bengals and fanatical desire to transform our hometown team into perpetual Super Bowl contenders, call for a popular revolution of fans to demand comprehensive reform to the managerial decisions and approach of Cincinnati Bengals ownership, management, staff and players, and hereby call for the adoption of the following Who Dey Revolution Manifesto:

    Manifesto Demands

    THAT the Mike Brown, Katie Blackburn, Marvin Lewis, along with every other member of the Bengals management, staff and personnel, state publicly to all Bengals fans, “I will do everything in my power to help the Cincinnati Bengals win a Super Bowl;”

    THAT Mike Brown will hire a general manager, drastically expand the scouting department and relinquish all control of player personnel;

    THAT all training, rehabilitation and medical facilities are considered best-in-class compared to other NFL teams;

    THAT the management fill the team only with players who fit the system, both mentally and physically, and are not reluctant to makes changes to player personnel when needed, regardless of cost or loyalty concerns;

    THAT offensive and defensive line depth is considered the top priority for all player personnel decisions;

    THAT all decisions made by ownership, management, staff and players, both on and off the field, are judged only by this criterion: “Does this help the Cincinnati Bengals win a Super Bowl?”

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agree and agree....

I have to say, I've heard all the talk about how awful Matt Jones has been in camp, but damn he makes a huge target. Evidently, aside from Cowboys defensive players, he's all that Jordan Palmer could see last night.

1. Michael Johnson = Exciting
2. Geno Atkins = Promising. 3rd downs should be fun.
3. Bernard Scott = Shows why you don't draft first round (Perry) and second round (Irons) running backs to be a quality back up with some "burst"
4. Matt Jones = A lot to like
5. T.O. will lead in catches and yards
6. Jordan Shipley = A kick returner finally? Can we get cross eyed Caldwell out of there so he doesn't fumble games away games?(Oakland anyone?)
7. Adam Jones = I liked what I saw. As long as Morgan Trent and David Jones aren't the nickel guys it's great! He'll get a kick return score this year.
8. Jermaine Gresham = Looked good standing and running around a bit. Nice to see what a NFL tight end looks like

1. Penalties = What else can you say? Really? Here we go again.
2. Offensive line = Bottom dollar quality
3. Carson Palmer = Folks he's off.
4. Antwan Odom = Looked average
5. Bob F'ing Bratkowski = Game plan and play calling showed no fluidity, strategy, or anything resembling a "system". Notice how Dallas moved the ball without starters with strategic play calling. Bob obviously doesn't know what a tight end looks like or does and well............. we are a running team anyway right?
6. Daniel Coats = What the hell is this guy still doing out there? Oh, committing penalties. Thank God he'll be gone soon.


I know. It's one meaningless pre season game but the trends from last year, penalties, lack of fluid play calling, drives disrupted by penalties, passes nowhere near receivers by Carson, were all there. If they couldn't work that out all of last year, (it actually got worse toward the end) and we're seeing it already.................

But who cares right? I watched every last minute of the game. I would have loved to see Dunlap and Maualuga out there.

This linebacker thing is tough. 4 down lineman and Johnson on the outside is going to be very disruptive. Rivers on the other side and now Rey or Dhani in the middle. It'll probably be Dhani for his "brains" Wow could Rey be a back up?

Receivers = ? T.O., Ocho, Bryant, Jones, Shipley, Caldwell, Simpson, Cosby............ That's 8. I'm thinking Simpson and Cosby are the odd men out.

Defense got pushed around a bit by the first string offense but the talent level is like nothing I've ever seen in orange stripes............. ever.

More goods than bads but those penalties and the patchwork, bottom dollar offensive line are going to limit this team.

WE never see ourselves as others see us. With all due respect, Ed described you perfectly: "I am always amazed at your need to do things that are totally foreign to you, while all the while needing to never fail. It is a confusing combination - but it always works!"

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    Bengals Futility - By The Numbers

    • 20 - Years since the Bengals have won a playoff game

      0 - Total number of playoff wins in Mike Brown's tenure as owner

      .359 - Bengals regular season winning percentage since Mike Brown took over as owner (115-206-1 in 20 seasons)

      29-34-1 - Record since 2005 playoff game vs Steelers

      6 - Seasons the Bengals have lost their first six games since 1991. No other team has more than two.

      0 - Teams North of Cincinnati without an indoor practice facility

      10 - Players arrested in a 14 month span from 2005-2006

      32 - Mike Brown's ranking, out of 32, of the "Best Owners in the NFL" by Michael Silver of Sports Illustrated in 2007

      458,000,000 - Amount, in dollars, that Hamilton County Taxpayers paid to build PBS

      2032 - Year that Hamilton County will have finally paid off its debt on the stadium deal

      3 - Total number of non-clerical employees employed in the Bengals scouting department, lowest in the league

      747,000,000 - Amount, in dollars, paid in free agency by the Bengals from 1994 - 2005, second worst of all 28 teams in existence for the duration, behind only Arizona

      118 – Ranking, out of 118 professional teams, of the “Worst Franchises” in professional sports, as ranked by ESPN the Magazine in 2003.

      97 – Ranking, out of 98 general managers in all four major sports with three or more years of experience, of Mike Brown’s performance as a GM, as ranked by Forbes in 2007.

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